Quickies: Price Drops, Clie Updates, PUGs & More
Palm and Sony have lowered prices on certain models, DDH Software is giving away $1000 for an applet contest, new versions of TealScript and AcidImage have been released and Sony has issued a few software updates. Read on for more.
PDA Price Drops
The PalmStore has reduced the price of the i705 again, from $199 to $159. However, the $50 rebate only applies if you subscribe to a year’s worth of wireless service. The m500 is supposedly still available at $179, but has been out of stock since at least February, and doesn't show up on Palm's newest pages. The m105 is still listed here and there on Palm's website, but the link to order it has been gone for months. There is also a limited time special on open-box m125's for $79.
Sony has dropped the NX70V's price to $499.99 at SonyStyle – the same price as the NX60. Considering that these models are about the same except for the NX70V's built in camera, it looks like Sony may be preparing to replace the NX70V soon.
Thanks to Gary Ankney of edupalm.org for the price updates.
DDH Software is giving away $1000
DDH Software has announced the HanDBase Applet Contest for 2003. They are going to award a grand prize of $1000 along with second and third prizes of $250 and $100 CompUSA gift certificates respectively.
DDH is looking for creative, useful applets that marquis HanDBase's flexibility. Applets will be evaluated with the Forms User Interface being worth 50% of the total score and originality, functionality and overall use of field types rounding out the other 50%. You don’t have to be a developer and a demo version of HanDBase is available, see DDH software for more info. The deadline for entries is May 15th.
Red Mercury have updated AcidImage. The new versiobn features adds a Zoom/Pan ARMlet for much faster zooming & panning on OS 5 devices, jog dial changes and additional support for the NZ90.
LAPUG - April 12th - Sony Q & A
Dave Seperson, Product Specialist, and Chris Gulliver, Product Manager for Sony Electronics PDA Division will be Speaking, Demonstrating and answering questions about Sony's line of Palm OS PDA products. The meeting will start at: 10:30 am on Saturday April 12th in the Music Department at Border's Books at 1360 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. For more Location information, check out the LAPUG website.
New England Palm User Group Apr Meeting
The New England Palm User Group is meeting on Tues, Apr 15, 2003 7:00PM EST at MIT, 175 Albany St, Cambridge, MA. The topic will be A wireless Palm user story with presentations from Scanning Devices and Palm SG. Check the website for more details.
TealScript – Graffiti Replacement
TealPoint Software has announced the release of TealScript v3.0 for Palm OS handhelds. Replacing the built-in Graffiti and Graffiti-2 text-recognition systems, TealScrip offers an improved, tunable alternative. Instead of forcing the user to adjust to a fixed set of reference strokes, TealScript is fully configurable, allowing training and modifying of existing strokes or addition of new ones for improved personal handwriting recognition. TealScript also supports advanced features such as macro strokes, multi-stroke characters, easy capitalization, better accuracy, and entering text using the full screen surface under PalmOS 5. TealScript retails for $19.95.
Sony has posted two new updates on it's support site. There is an updated driver for devices with the WiFi Communications slot and an update to the Clie Files program. The WiFi driver adds compatibility with more access points and Clie Files adds a zip file extraction feature.
Brass TactEbook software has ePublished The Year of Purple Lawn Furniture, the first Palm eBook that doesn't require reader software. This eBook contains a small powerful reader engine and the ebook's content in one launchable application.
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